HyperDic: ministry

English > 4 senses of the word ministry:
NOUNgroupministryreligious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
artifactministrybuilding where the business of a government department is transacted
groupministrya government department under the direction of a minister
actministrythe work of a minister of religion
ministry > pronunciation
Soundsmih'nahstriy; mih'nihstriy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > ministry: 4 senses > noun 1, group
Meaningreligious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian).
BroaderpriesthoodThe body of ordained religious practitioners
Spanishministerio
Catalanministeri
English > ministry: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningbuilding where the business of a government department is transacted.
Broaderbuilding, edificeA structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
Spanishministerio
Catalanministeri
English > ministry: 4 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA government department under the direction of a minister.
NarrowerForeign OfficeThe government department in charge of foreign relations / relations
Home OfficeThe government department in charge of domestic affairs
Broadergovernment departmentA department of government
Spanishconsejería, ministerio
Catalanministeri
English > ministry: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe work of a minister of religion.
Example"he is studying for the ministry"
Broaderemployment, workThe occupation for which you are paid

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